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7 Stories About St. Charles Hospital in 2012

St. Charles is one of two major hospitals within the village of Port Jefferson.

St. Charles Hospital gets to ring in the New Year by helping to bring a new life into this world as the only one of the two hospitals in the village with a labor and delivery section. Besides that, in 2012 St. Charles received a stellar rating by a nonprofit health care organization and oversaw the destruction of a dilapidated building on Belle Terre Road to make room for a new parking lot.

Below are some of the top stories we covered about St. Charles Hospital in 2012.

 - As Port Jefferson's only hospital with a labor and delivery unit, St. Charles has the opportunity to deliver the first baby in the village every year.

Building Razed to Create More Parking at St. Charles Hospital - Originally serving as a residence for unwed mothers in the 1960s, the building across from St. Charles Hospital on Belle Terre Road fell into disrepair over the years. It was turned into a parking lot over the summer.

St. Charles Rated Among 3 Top Performing Hospitals on Long Island - St. Charles Hospital has been ranked as a “Top Performer” on key quality measurements by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit health care organization. 

Survey Scores St. Charles at Bottom on Visitation Policies - A recent survey conducted on several New York hospitalsscores St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson at the bottom in presenting clear information regarding visitation.

 - Frank Mauro was only three-years-old but he still remembers the night the ambulance took his older brother Robert away from his home in Queens after he contracted Polio back in 1951.

St. Charles Among L.I. Hospitals Seeking More Beds For Drug Rehab - Newsday reported that St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson is one of two Long Island hospitals requesting more beds to accommodate an increase in patients.

CEO Exits Catholic Health Services of LI - Former Long Island health system chief spent eight months on the job.

 

Mjhealsu December 30, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Do a story on the lack of proper staffing
Americanivory December 31, 2012 at 11:37 PM
RIght there with you - my husband was scheduled for surgery at St. Charles, two days before the surgery a "nurse" called and told him over the phone that his blood tests came back and he had hepatitis C. This nurse asked him his birthday a least 5 times, he verified his date of birth each time. He told the nurse that no he dd not have hepatitis and why wouldn't his doctor have been notified and he get a notice from them? Finally he asked what is the name on the report - Oh I am so sorry, the report is in the wrong chart, it is a name that sounded alike. That was her response!!! Needless to say he cancelled the surgery, thinking if they can screw up filing a blood test report and call a patient with misinformation, what the heck else do they screw up? The staff needs to be better educated!

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